| Apr 15, 2012
Like it or not, plastic surgery is here to stay.
Sure, some people will tout the virtues of self-acceptance and aging gracefully and lament that the rise of cosmetic procedures (including fillers, Botox and the like) signifies the swift decline of...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Makeup? Fine. Mask? Go for it. Hair dye? Just do it. Decorative contact lenses? Hold on there. Pennsylvania's opthamologists want to remind Halloween partiers that they should take a pass on those discount store contact lenses. It's illegal to sell them...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The upward trend in type 2 diabetes, especially among younger adults, appears to be driving a rise in vision problems at an earlier age, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Because of the soaring rate of...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 1:43 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults' eyesight may suffer irreversibly if they don't have vision insurance, suggests a new study that argues eye health should be a mandatory part of regular health insurance policies.
Researchers found that people...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 2:31 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening middle-aged African Americans for glaucoma may prevent some from losing their vision, but the benefits are modest and costly, suggests a new study.
About two percent of Americans over age 40 are affected by glaucoma,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Q: I have never been a coffee drinker. I don't enjoy its taste, and I can't handle the caffeine because of an irregular heartbeat. But I've heard that coffee contains many antioxidants and other beneficial chemicals.
Does anyone make a coffee extract...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:25 PM
As revelers ring in 2012, there's bound to be bubbly nearby. Jennifer Pomrenke is the wine manager at Rouse's. She says sales skyrocket this time of year. "Doubles, if not triples in sales. We can barely keep the champagne on the shelves right now."...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:16 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking vitamins E and C may do nothing to protect aging eyes from macular degeneration — the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, a new clinical trial finds.
Researchers had been hoping the vitamins, both...
| Nov 7, 2012
Cosmetic contact lenses are fun, and they're popular among young people during the holidays.
But they are also dangerous and can cause severe eye damage, eye doctors said.
The health risks involved in wearing nonprescription decorative contact lenses...
| Oct 3, 2012
Three years ago, Brianna Thompson, then 9 years old, suffered a widespread rash and bloodshot eyes after she took 11/2 teaspoons of Tylenol.
To treat these ailments, she was given steroids, Benadryl and more Tylenol. But that caused her lips and tongue...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Erik Bergman was a man who loved his family dearly, a man whose presence will be deeply missed this Father’s Day.
When Erik and Sheri Bergman married — they would have celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary June 13, just days after Erik&...